12 inspirational tweets from Thuli Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela
( Public Protector Thuli Madonsela sing the pledge at lead SA launch in Soweto ) Minister of Arts and Culture,Paul Mashatile at the launch Freedom Friday to mark the lead up to South Africa celebrating 20 years of freedom and democracy at Sakhumzi's Restaurant in Soweto. 20/09/2013 GCIS

Serving as Public Protector from 10 October 2009 to 14 October 2016, Thuli Madonsela has become one of South Africa’s most recognisable and respected public figures. She’s faced a slew of political issues in her day, from the Malema scandals of 2012, to her latest battle with the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma. During all this, she somehow found time to tweet a bit too.

Thuli Madonsela always had an excellent turn of phrase on Twitter, often showering her followers with inspiration and words of wisdom.

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So, to honour the outgoing public protector, we take a look at some of her most inspirational tweets.

1. “If you consciously choose to be a positive influence in the world you will always find opportunities to make a difference.”

2. “We have a choice between standing on side and criticize things that are at odds with our hopes or take action to make our hopes a reality.”

3. “We step out in hope that a better world is possible because of our love for peace and faith in humanity’s capacity to make better choices.”

4. “It’s not the fear of failure that stops us from acting to achieve our goals but the fear of disapproval as by not acting we choose failure.”

5. “When all else fails never cease to drink from the spring of hope.”

Thuli Madonsela always had an excellent turn of phrase on Twitter

6. “Every encounter and every experience is a gift whose value depends on how we meaningfully weave it into the tapestry of our lives.”

7. “Sometimes we do nothing because we believe we can only do little but little good deeds combined with those of others move society forward.”

8. “If we commenced each day with the question:How will l improve life in this world today our actions would be purporse (sic) driven and impactful.”

9. “May the week ahead be good to you and me as we earnestly seek to be a force for good in the world.”

10. “Sometimes we feel like and regret being odd balls yet it is our uniqueness that makes each of us fit for our individual purpose in life.”

11. “Ultimately, all life expects of us is to be ourselves and to serve humanity to the best of our ability.”

12. “If you earnestly set out to be of service to humanity the best way you can, the kindness you receive in return far exceeds your contribution.”

Feature image: GovernmentZA via Flickr

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